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Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

November 08, 2018, GIR

The director of the UK SFO has said that the authority is exploring whether to provide companies with guidance on what cooperation actually means in a keynote speech in which she also highlighted what companies must do to obtain a DPA.

GIR Live Frankfurt: In-house counsel stuck between a rock and a hard place

GIR Live Frankfurt: In-house counsel stuck between a rock and a hard place

November 07, 2018, GIR

Panellists said that the Jones Day ruling can result in in-house counsel being treated as an extension of the long hand of the law, and can cause lower quality internal investigations.

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

November 02, 2018, GIR

Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

November 01, 2018, GIR

The EU’s GDPR has created challenges for in-house and external counsel when deciding when and how to disclose potential wrongdoing to US authorities, an audience at a conference on 25 October heard.

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

October 30, 2018, GIR

Investigations stemming from billions of dollars allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s development fund 1MDB could consume authorities in Asia, the UK, US and the Middle East for years to come, lawyers predict.

DOJ bank integrity unit chief: Tips are invaluable

DOJ bank integrity unit chief: Tips are invaluable

October 29, 2018, GIR

The chief of the DOJ’s bank integrity unit has urged companies and financial institutions to consider calling the authority as soon as they discover evidence of potential wrongdoing.

GIR Awards - in pictures

GIR Awards - in pictures

October 29, 2018, GIR

A selection of photos from GIR’s fourth-annual award ceremony on 26 October, held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The profits from the event will support the Swawou Layout Girl’s School in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Argentina notebook probe could be the next Operation Car Wash

Argentina notebook probe could be the next Operation Car Wash

October 24, 2018, GIR

Latin American lawyers have predicted that a current case in Argentina has the potential to grow to resemble Brazil’s most famous investigation.

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

Brazilian lawyers: “We are living in a land of uncertainty”

October 19, 2018, GIR

Officials from Brazil’s AGU and CGU reassured lawyers at a conference on 18 October that they are working hard to improve cooperation and coordination between authorities to provide companies with clarity on what to expect after self-reporting.

Criminal division deputy: Petrobras settlement shows commitment to 'piling on' policy

Criminal division deputy: Petrobras settlement shows commitment to 'piling on' policy

October 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The principal deputy of the DOJ’s criminal division has said that the recent Petrobras settlement is a sign of the DOJ’s commitment to reducing “piling on” in a keynote speech in which he also highlighted the importance of transparency.